Radio Brockley Pays Tribute to Peter Young

Former Capital Radio and Jazz FM presenter Peter Young, often nicknamed “PY the Pork Pie”, sadly passed away this week. Peter had a very special connection to Radio Brockley, having made his first radio appearance on the station way back in 1969, when he accompanied a friend of his who was volunteering at the time. He presented for 20 minutes […]

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Long Service Awards For Sue and Marge

Two of Radio Brockley’s long-serving members were presented with certificates last weekend for their services to Radio Brockley for a combined total of 50 years!! Marge Walker joined the station back in 2003 and has been a very popular patient rep on the wards, a long-time supporter of Bedside Bingo, and has putting together some amusing and compelling speech packages […]

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Radio Brockley is 52 Years Old!

Radio Brockley, London’s longest-running hospital radio station, celebrates its 52 birthday today. The station was started on 2nd October 1966 by six volunteers who had previously volunteered at Radio Edgware. The hospital’s engineer at the time, Jack Upton, set up the station in a disused air-raid shelter near to the old “intensive care” unit. The shelter had a leaky roof […]

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Adele Tops September Request Chart

Adele moved to the top of the request chart for the first time this year to become the most request artist of September by patients of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. The month chart saw Adele, who hasn’t had a hit in 2018, re-enter the chart at the top spot. She is among the leading contenders to be the most […]

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Brockley News chats to Aspire and OPUS

Radio Brockley reporters have been out and about once again speaking to other hospital charities and departments for our regular Brockley News shows. Caroline Keating met up with Belinda Melrod, the Housing Manager at the Aspire charity.┬áThe Aspire Housing Programme offers an alternative for people with Spinal Cord Injury, with homes located around the UK. They are used on a […]

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Mending Minds Programme Reaches Big New Audience

Radio Brockley’s newly launched Mental Health programme – “Mending Minds” has been reaching out to a large new audience. Since its launch in July, well over 300 people have listened to the first few programmes online, as well as the audience in the hospital listening on Monday evenings. The programme is introduced by Sharon Keaney from The Disability Foundation, another […]

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Queen Top Request Chart for August

It was all change on the Radio Brockley request chart for August, with Queen topping the monthly poll for the first time in 2018. The chart, based on requests by patients at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, sees Queen finally end a run of domination by Elvis Presley and Abba over the last few months. Celine Dion achieved […]

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